Problem: Rank the acids in order of decreasing acid strength: CH3COOH, CH2ClCOOH, CHCl2COOH, CCl3COOH

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strong acids → completely ionizes

weak acids → partially ionizes and reaches equilibrium

strength of acids → how it readily donates/releases its H+


CH3COOH → CH3COO- + H+ 


CH3COOH


CH2ClCOOH


CHCl2COOH


CCl3COOH

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Rank the acids in order of decreasing acid strength: CH3COOH, CH2ClCOOH, CHCl2COOH, CCl3COOH

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